Born July 2nd, 1990, Margot Robbie grew up on Australia’s Gold Coast, splitting her time between the beach and her grandparents’ farm, but began spending a lot of time in Melbourne when she started acting professionally at the age of 17. During her first year as an actress, she landed roles in films ICU and Vigilante, as well as appearing in various television commercials and landing the guest role of Caitlin Brentford in the second season of City Homicide.
In March 2008, Margot landed her biggest part to date with the recurring guest role of kooky Donna Freedman in Neighbours, a role she found out she’d won when she was only two days into a five-week snowboarding holiday in Canada. Initially a short-term role, Donna was later turned into a regular character, and Margot made the permanent move to Melbourne, though she still spends most weekends on the Gold Coast, visiting family. In July 2008, Margot took advantage of a two-week break in filming by returning home for her 18th birthday, which she celebrated by skydiving.
In early 2009, Robbie appeared in various Network Ten promotions, featuring an ensemble of popular Australian faces on the network. Having only been on Australian television for a few months, the role clearly establishes her as a recognisable, new personality nominated for “Best New Female Talent” at the Australian Logies. She has also filled the “Generation Y” guest spot on the Network Ten show “Talking Bout’ Your Generation” & was a Youth Ambassador for missing persons as part of National Youth Week.
She left the show in 2010 and set off to pursue Hollywood opportunities, she tried out for the new show “Charlies Angels” but the producers thought she was better suited to play the role of Laura Cameron in the ABC Drama “Pan Am” in which she started filming mid 2011. After its first season, Unfortunately in May 2012 ABC officially cancelled the show, deciding not to re-new it for a second season. Tho she has already moved onto her next project, a movie named “About Time” due for release in 2013, working along side the likes of Rachel McAdams & Domhnall Gleeson.